Meet FACE Success Story Sparky

Sparky is an adorable 6 year old Pitbull Terrier who was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor.  His veterinarians said he would have a good prognosis with radiation therapy. Unfortunately, Sparky's mom and dad were struggling to make ends meet due to employment problems caused by the COVID crisis.  After discussing Sparky's care with his … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Sparky

“We Are All Ears” Project Encourages Children to Read with Pets

Pet Partners, a therapy animal non-profit that fosters human health and well-being through the human-animal bond, has created a new program that encourages young readers to practice reading with their pets. We Are All Ears is especially well-suited to this time of social isolation, when many beginning readers are participating in distance learning and may … Continue reading “We Are All Ears” Project Encourages Children to Read with Pets

How Dog-Human Interactions Affect Owner Well-Being

A new study published in Scientific Reports examines how dog-related activities impact our well-being.  The authors studied 58 dog-human activities and found—not surprisingly!—that most of them improved the owners’ sense of life satisfaction and well-being. The researchers acknowledge that most studies of dog owners show that having a dog is good for our mental health, … Continue reading How Dog-Human Interactions Affect Owner Well-Being